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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 28, 2012 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 150th Anniversary Today

WT - Though my main area is ancient history, I am a WWII guy , also . I have read a great deal on that Austrian painter, and that Georgian bank robber, as of late ,.
It is a mind boggling period, if nothing else , for the sure amount misery inflicted on the world . If you add up all the deaths from the beginning of WWI to the end of the Cultural Revolution, it is hard to believe .
As for Stalingrad, and the like, WWII provides more "what ifs" than any period I can think of . For instance if you take any of the 4 big leaders (FDR, Winston, Dolf, or Uncle Joe), out of the picture , it changes everything . etc, etc, etc.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 28, 2012 7:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2000th Anniversary (Fun Ancient History Link)

If you're into ancient history, have you seen this? Very cool:

http://orbis.stanford.edu/

Interactive map of travel (and travel costs) in the Roman Empire. Just seeing all of the place names is astounding; it really gives a sense of what that empire meant.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 29, 2012 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2000th Anniversary (Fun Ancient History Link)

Very cool.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 28, 2012 10:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2000th Anniversary (Fun Ancient History Link)

Wow, that is wonderful . It reinforces how long it could take, even with the roads, to get from on part of the empire to another .

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 28, 2012 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 150th Anniversary Today

Mind boggling is right...another trivial aspect of the boggle, is the mere output of written words on the subject!? When I first became obsessed, ~ 1990, I went to a Uni library and could more or less "grasp", visually, the Pacific Theatre section...I started with Midway. Took about a month, and perhaps 25 diff books on just that battle. Now, 20 yrs later, there are dozens more--solely on that event, and that Pac Theatre section is HUGE!?!

Seriously, I just cannot get over how the "war industry" in the book domain just took off and never looked back...huge interest, huge output; hard to keep up...I've got a library of dozens and dozens of volumes, maybe 150-200 books all told, so I usu just ck various libraries. More than once I've selected a "new" book only to find I'd read it five to ten yrs prior...

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